Dr. Kenan Dagci is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations. He received his BA in International Relations from the School of Political Sciences at Istanbul University in 1996, MA in EU Law in 1996, and Ph.D. in European Union from the same university in 2004. He was a project director at Istanbul based Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) in 2005-2006. He was a faculty at Kocaeli University in 2005-2009 and at Yalova University in 2009-2017. He was also founding director of the Center for Conflict Resolution, and Department of International Relations at Yalova University.
Dr. Dagci is the co-editor of Rethinking Turkey-EU Relations (MV Wissenschaft, 2007), Iran on the Chess Board (2007, TASAM Publications), Broader Middle East Project (2007, TASAM Publications), Africa in the New Century: Security, Politics, Economy (2005, TASAM Publications), and also author of European Union and Capitalism (2005, TASAM Publications). He served as editor in chief of Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations in 2005-2017. His research interest has so far focused on European Union’s Foreign Policy, Turkish Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Politics, Central Asian Studies. He organized an international conference on “Peace and Stability in Kyrgyzstan” in 2010, and worked on organizing several international conferences on the political and security problems of Turkey, Middle East and Asia.
Dr. Dagci was also a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University (USA) in 2011-2012.